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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Not for everyone -- but if a rich, creamy, dark ale with a distinguished roast flavor appeals to your taste buds you will enjoy a pint of McGuire's Stout. To produce the sumptuous, creamy head we use a special nitrogen draft system. This robust brew is created with dark roasted barley and Chinook hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Mild hop aroma. Dark brown to black with a thin fast receding head. Very watery foretaste as seems to be the McQuires hallmark. Some roastiness in there along with very mild coffee and chocolate flavors. This could be very solid, but it is super-model thin which kills it for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 29, 2004
Looks just like a Guiness but much more bitter. The roasted malts were a little too heavy IMO. Looks good and feels good but this stout was not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This one pours opaque with a big tan head. It is full bodied and lightly carbonated and extremely roasted up front, but it mellows out into some mild bitterness with some dark chocolate and especially coffee. This stout is good - definitely above the average. It might be a bit unbalanced, however, with too much darkness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2004
A happy surprise in a part of the country where quality beer is hard to find - this is as good as brewpub stouts get - opaque with a tan head - robust, roasty aroma - chewy, with a big time chocolate malt character, but just enough bitterness to balance it out - ranks right next to Heartland Farmer Jonís in NYC, IMHO.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Not too bad. Nice opaque black color...with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma was a nice roasty coffee, but you really had to concentrate to get it. The flavor was slightly bitter, but did have a nice coffee ovetone. I also detected a smokiness, almost like a cigarette style----kinda strange, but not bad. They liken it to Guiness, which it does look like, but it has a lot more flavor than itís Irish counterpart.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
stonyb (4) - fort walton beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004 does not count
meal in a glass two of these and i do not need to eat like all mcguires beers very fresh and flavorful just a little to heavy for my taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
8/6/03: on tap in Destin.
deep brown, creamy body with a thick head and lacing. chocolate malt nose. very creamy and malty to taste. bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2003
Draught, pint glass. Great looking creamy, tan head with good lasting. Black, almost opaque body. Smokey, ashen aroma hides most everything else. Sweet at the start with a great bitter chocolate/bitter coffee finish. The side of the glass is painted in foam. Mod. sweet/mod. bitter throughout. Medium-full body has a creamy texture. Definitely has a drying finish. The bottom line is: don't inhale and you'll enjoy this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Arrived at the table with an inviting thick toffee colored head that lasted the entire pint and left plenty of lacing. Deep, thick, jet black appearance. Faint chocolately notes in the aroma with a wee bit of roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet - but not sickenly so - akin to bittersweet chocolate. Excellent mouthfeel - velvety to pin a label on it. No bitter aftertaste. Worth the trip to Pensacola to try this everyone - great establishment as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Full flavor but lacks that stout punch though.


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